Spanish taxi driver returns 10,000 euros left in cab
MADRID - Agence France-PresseA Canadian tourist who left a suitcase containing 10,000 euros ($10,500) in cash in a Barcelona taxi has been reunited with his money thanks to an honest cab driver, police said Sunday.
The driver dropped off the suitcase on Saturday at a police station in Barcelona's Eixample neighbourhood, home to Guadi's famed Sagrada Familia church, after he realised it had been left behind, a police spokeswoman said.
"Police opened the suitcase to try to find information that could identify its owner. Inside they found 10,000 euros in cash, baby clothes and a Canadian passport," she added.
Using the passport police were able to track down the owner and return the suitcase.
"He was really grateful and sent us a thank you note for returning it so quickly," the spokeswoman said.